Washburn Student Government Association will be tabling in Memorial Union on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, for the It's On Us Pledge. This year there has been a sexual assault task force implemented into the senate that promotes awareness, implements safety precautions and provides a safe atmosphere for students on our campus. The task force is bringing the pledge to our campus because it is designed for individual's to take responsibility for themselves and their actions, while also taking responsibility for not being a bystander to sexual assault. WSGA collaborated with Dr. Sharon Sullivan in efforts to create this event. There will be whistles given out when students sign the pledge to promote safety and awareness.
Thursday night at 6 p.m. is the Take Back the Night march and vigil. There are only 10 cities in the United States that are hosts of this event. Topeka, Kansas, was one of the lucky few to be chosen this year. The march will begin at 6 p.m. and then the vigil will take place following the march. This event was created to empower survivors and community members to feel safe on the streets that they live in.
The last event on Thursday, Oct. 29, will be at 8:15 p.m. Following Take Back the Night, WSGA will also be having a movie night featuring the Disney Channel movie, "Halloweentown." The event will be held in Henderson 100 and there will be refreshments for the taking.
For more about the It's On Us Pledge or Take Back the Night, click on the names and it will take you to their websites.